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  • 38 terms

    Term:

    acute coronary syndrome:

    Definition:

    refers to rupture of an atheromatous plaque in a diseased coronary artery, which rapidly form an obstructive thrombus

    • Hinkle Ch 25 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
    • 38 terms
    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 25 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
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    ablation:

    Definition:

    removal of material from the surface of an object; in the context of cardiology, it is the purposeful destruction of heart muscle cells, usually in an attempt to control a dysrhythmia

    • Hinkle Ch 26 Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 26 Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
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    akinetic mutism:

    Definition:

    unresponsiveness to the environment; the patient makes no movement or sound but sometimes opens the eyes

    • Hinkle Ch 66 Neurologic Dysfunction
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 66 Neurologic Dysfunction. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
  • 27 terms

    Term:

    acute lung injury:

    Definition:

    an umbrella term for hypoxemic respiratory failure; acute respiratory distress syndrome is a severe form of acute lung injury

    • Hinkle Ch 23 Mg of Pts w Chest and L Resp Tract Disorders
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 23 Mg of Pts w Chest and L Resp Tract Disorders. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
  • 27 terms

    Term:

    acromegaly:

    Definition:

    progressive enlargement of peripheral body parts resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone

    • Hinkle Ch 52 Endocrine Disorders
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 52 Endocrine Disorders. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
  • 26 terms

    Term:

    apnea:

    Definition:

    temporary cessation of breathing

    • Hinkle Ch 20 Assessment of Respiratory Function
    • 26 terms
    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 20 Assessment of Respiratory Function. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
  • 24 terms

    Term:

    continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS):

    Definition:

    a device used to continuously monitor blood glucose levels

    • Hinkle Ch 51 Diabetes
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 51 Diabetes. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.
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    Term:

    allograft:

    Definition:

    heart valve replacement made from a human heart valve (synonym: homograft)

    • Hinkle Ch 28 Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disease
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    • Vocabulary for Hinkle Ch 28 Structural, Infectious, and Inflammatory Cardiac Disease. Find, create, and access NRSG, flashcards with Course Hero.

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